Pastor severely beaten up mob at Madhya Pradesh, India

  June 30, 2014

  Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

  Anti-Conversion Laws, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

A Pastor was severely beaten by a mob of about 150 assailants during an afternoon prayer meeting at Killoda Village at Madhya Pradesh, India on Monday, the 30th of June, 2014. The pastor was later arrested along with a member of his church and charged under the MP Freedom of Religion Act Sec.3, 4 and 5. The incident took place when the pastor was at his church member’s house to conduct a prayer meeting at around 2:00 pm.

The local RSS leader along with the mob came to the house and caught the pastor and started beating him up profusely. He was verbally abused for being an adivasi and for using people from higher castes to convert the village into Christianity. They also got hold of the member and beat him up after which he escaped and ran to the nearby village. Seeing how the mob was beating up the pastor, the member’s family managed to take the pastor inside their house and locked the doors to protect him from the raging mob that was waiting to get hold of the pastor again.

Meanwhile, the police was called and the Pastor was arrested while the church member was was also arrested the next day.

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